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jaffrid
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Post Posted March 6th, 2016, 3:24 pm

I am having trouble with pages that I developed not re-sizing properly on smaller screens. Is there something that I am doing wrong?

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Post Posted March 6th, 2016, 4:59 pm

Moving to Web Development.

Do you have a test or draft URL where folks can see what you are referring to?

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Post Posted March 7th, 2016, 8:08 am

This may help, or not.

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Post Posted March 8th, 2016, 4:02 am

jaffrid wrote:I am having trouble with pages that I developed not re-sizing properly on smaller screens. Is there something that I am doing wrong?

No. Browser makers decided that you have to add something like
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<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">

in order for the browser to resize the pages like on desktop, because too many pages didn't work right otherwise. So you have to explicitly tell the browser that it's okay to do so. Unfortunately the whole mechanism is fundamentally broken because by adding that you lose the ability to zoom out. You can thank Apple for building this rotten foundation.
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